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Welcome to Castleton Historical Society’s website

Our next meeting will be on September 16th when Trevor Gillman will give a talk about Buxton’s Crescent.

Buxton CrescentThe Crescent was evacuated in July 1991 following the discovery of movement in the building. It has just reopened only to be closed again by the pandemic. This is just one chapter in the long history of this Grade One listed building. This talk takes a brief look at this story as well as some ‘might have beens’. Trevor Gilman is currently Chairman of Buxton Local History Society.

You can visit the CHS Activities page for descriptions of earlier talks including links to watch ‘The Bootmakers’ Strike in Eyam & Stoney Middleton’  & ‘The Origins of The Castleton Garland’.


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The Derbyshire village of Castleton developed as a settlement in the 12th century when the Norman fortress of Peveril Castle was built there. It lies in the Peak District National Park, the oldest National Park in the UK.  Castleton Historical Society was founded in 1973 as a voluntary group with the aim of researching and promoting the history of the Village through a programme of events, displays and talks.  This website provides information about our meetings, research activities, publications, events and The Castleton Museum for which CHS is responsible.  New members are always welcome.

The Castleton Museumis an accredited museum housed at Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Rd. The Centre is a joint partnership between The Peak District National Park Authority and CHS and has just been re-opened after a major refurbishment.  The Museum has also been redesigned with a new layout, displays and a wall size screen for digital presentations.

You can find the Visitor Centre here  Castleton Visitor Centre


Visit the CHS Blog for our latest news, including the Castleton Dig Diary.